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Rome - The Republic

Moneyer: C. Vibius C. f. C. n. Pansa Caetronianus
Held Office: 48 BC
Denomination: AR Denarius
Mint: Rome, 48 BC
Obverse: Mask of bearded Pan right with decorated hairpiece; pedum behind, "PANSA" below.
Reverse: Jupiter Axurus (or Anxurus) seated left, holding patera in right hand, sceptre in left; "CPRO•VIBIVSPRO•CPRO•PRO•CPRO•N / IOVISPRO•AXVR" around.
Reference: RRC 449/1b; BMCRR 3980; RSC Vibia 19; RBW 1572; RCVM 420
Weight: 3.8 gms
Diameter: 17.6 mm

C. Vibius C. f. C. n. Pansa

The moneyer is the adoptive son of C. Vibius C.F. Pansa (moneyer in 90 BC).

The mask of Pan alludes to the moneyer's cognomen, the figure of Jupiter A(n)xurus presumably to an association of the moneyer with Terracina; the figure of Ceres (with whom Liber is associated) is taken over from the coinage of the moneyer's father and may refer either to a particular cult with which the family was connected or to the more general 'popularis' associations of the cult of Ceres, Liber (Bacchus) and Libera.

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